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Security of God's protection. PSALMS.

David prayeth to God. PSALM III.

shame? how long will ye love The security of God's protection. 1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from vanity, and seek after leasing? Absalom his son.


3 But know that the LORD LORD, how are they increased that trouble me? many for himself: the LORD will hear

hath set apart him that is godly are they that rise up against when I call unto him. 2 Many there be which say of

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: my soul

, There is no help for commune with your own heart him in God. Selah.

upon your bed, and be still.

Selah. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and

5 Offer the sacrifices of righthe lifter up of mine head.

teousness, and put your trust in 4 I cried unto the LORD with the LORD.

6 There be many that say, my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Who will shew us any good ? 5 I laid me down and slept ; LORD, lift thou up the light of I awaked; for the LORD sus

thy countenance upon us. tained me.

ỹ Thou hast put gladness in 6 I will not be afraid of ten my heart, more than in the time thousands of people, that have that their corn and their wine

increased. set themselves against me round about.

8 I will both lay me down in 7 Arise, O LORD; save me,

peace, and sleep: for thou, O my God; for thou hast smit- LORD, only makest me dwell ten all mine enemies upon the

in safety. cheek bone ; thou hast broken

1 David prayeth, and professeth to be constant the teeth of the ungodly.

in prayer. 4 God favoureth not the wicked. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the 7 David professing his faith, prayeth unto God

to guide him because of the malice of his LORD: thy blessing is upon thy enemies ; 10 10 destroy them; 11 and to prepeople. Selah.

serve the godly.

To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, PSALM IV.

A Psalm of David. 1 David prayeth God to hear him : 2 He reproveth his enemies, and exhortcth them. 6 Man's

IVE ear to my words, O

G happiness consisteth in the favour of God.

LORD, consider my medi1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, tation. A Psalm of David.

2 Hearken unto the voice of HEA

EAR me when I call, 0 my cry, my King, and my God:

God of my righteousness: for unto thee will I pray, thou hast enlarged me when I 3 My voice shalt thou hear in was in distress ; have mercy the morning, O LORD; in the upon me, and hear my prayer. morning will I direct my prayer

2 O ye sons of men, how long unto thee, and will look up. will ye turn my glory into 4 For thou art not a God that




God favoureth not the wicked.

David's complaint in sickness. hath pleasure in wickednessO LORD, rebuke me not in

thine anger, thee.

en me in thy hot displeasure. 5 The foolish shall not stand 2 Have mercy upon me, O in thy sight: thou hatest all LORD; for I am weak: 0 workers of iniquity.

LORD, heal me: for my bones 6 Thou shalt destroy them are vexed. that speak leasing: the LORD 3 My soul is also sore vexed : will abhor the bloody and de- but thou, O LORD, how long? ceitful man.

4 Return, O LORD, deliver 7 But as for me, I will come my soul : Oh save me for thy into thy house in the multitude mercies' sake! of thy mercy : and in thy fear 5 For in death there is no rewill I worship toward thy holy membrance of thee: in the grave temple.

who shall give thee thanks ? 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy 6 I am weary with my groanrighteousness, because of mine ing; all the night make I my enemies; make thy way straight bed to swim; I water my couch before my face.

with my tears. 9 For there is no faithfulness 7 Mine eye is consumed bein their mouth; their inward cause of grief; it waxeth old part is very wickedness; their | because of all mine enemies. throat is an open sepulchre ; 8 Depart from me, all ye workthey flatter with their tongue. ers of iniquity ; for the LORD

10 Destroy thou them, O God; hath heard the voice of my let them fall by their own coun- weeping. sels; cast them out in the mul- | 9 The Lord hath heard my titude of their transgressions; supplication; the LORD will for they have rebelled against receive my prayer. thee.

10 Let all mine enemies be 11 But let all those that put ashamed and sore vexed: let their trust in thee rejoice : let them return and be ashamed them ever shout for joy, be- suddenly. cause thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name

1 David prayeth against the malice of his encbe joyful in thee.

mies, professing his innocence. 10 By faith

he seeth his defence, ani the destruction of his 12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt T Shiggaion of David, which he sang thou compass him as with a unto the LORD, concerning the words shield.

of Cush the Benjamite. 1 David's complaint in his sickness

. 8 By faith O LORD my God, in thee

do I put my trust: save me TTo the chief Musician on Neginoth from all them that persecute upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. me, and deliver me :





his love to man.

David professeth his innocence. PSALMS.

God's great love to man. 2 Lest he tear my soul like a him the instruments of death; lion, rending it in pieces, while he ordaineth his arrows against there is none to deliver.

the persecutors. 3 O LORD my God, if I have 14 Behold, he travaileth with done this; if there be iniquity iniquity, and hath conceived in my hands;

mischief, and brought forth 4 If I have rewarded evil unto falsehood. him that was at peace with me; 15 He made a pit, and digged (yea, I have delivered him that it, and is fallen into the ditch without cause is mine enemy :) which he made. 5 Let the enemy persecute

16 His mischief shall return my soul, and take it, yea, let upon his own head, and his viohim tread down my life upon | lent dealing shall come down the earth, and lay mine honour | upon his own pate. in the dust. Selah.

17 I will praise the LORD ac6 Arise, O LORD, in thine cording to his righteousness : anger, lift up thyself because of and will sing praise to the name the rage of mine enemies : and of the LORD most high. awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

God's glory is magnified by his works, and by 7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: 1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, for their sakes therefore return thou on high.


LORD our Lord, how ex8 The LORD shall judge the cellent is thy name in all people : judge me, 0 LORD, the earth! who hast set thy according to my righteousness, glory above the heavens. and according to mine integrity 2 Out of the mouth of babes that is in me.

and sucklings hast thou ordained 9 Oh let the wickedness of strength because of thine enethe wicked come to an end ; mies, that thou mightest still but establish the just : for the the enemy and the avenger. righteous God trieth the hearts 3 When I consider thy heavand reins.

ens, the work of thy fingers ; 10 My defence is of God, the moon and the stars, which which saveth the upright in thou hast ordained; heart.

4 What is man, that thou art 11 God judgeth the righteous, mindful of him? and the son of and God is angry with the wicked man, that thou visitest him? every day

5 For thou hast made him a 12 If he turn not, he will whet little lower than the angels, and his sword; he hath bent his hast crowned him with glory bow, and made it ready.

and honour. 13 He hath also prepared for 6 Thou madest him to have

A Psalm of David.

the seas.



David praiseth God for

PSALMS. his judgment on his enemies. dominion over the works of thy 8 And he shall judge the world hands; thou hast put all things in righteousness, he shall minunder his feet:

ister judgment to the people in 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, uprightness. and the beasts of the field; 9 The LORD also will be a

8 The fowl of the air, and the refuge for the oppressed, a reffish of the sea, and whatsoever uge in times of trouble. passeth through the paths of 10 And they that know thy

name will put their trust in 9 O LORD our Lord, how ex- thee: for thou, LORD, hast not cellent is thy name in all the forsaken them that seek thee. earth!

11 Sing praises to the LORD,

which dwelleth in Zion: declare 1 David praiseth God for executing judgment on his enemies, and saving the godly:

among the people his doings. he inciteth others to praise him : 13 and 12 When he maketh inquisiprayeth that he may have like cause to praise tion for blood, he remembereth him for his aid in some present distress. I to the chief Musician upon Muth-lab-them: he forgetteth not the cry ben, A Psalm of David.

of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, o I WILL praise thee, O. LORD,

with my whole heart; I will LORD: consider my trouble shew forth all thy marvellous which I suffer of them that hate works.

me, thou that liftest me up from 2 I will be glad and rejoice in the gates of death : thee: I will sing praise to thy 14 That I may shew forth all name, O thou Most High. thy praise in the gates of the

3 When mine enemies are daughter of Zion : I will rejoice turned back, they shall fall and in thy salvation. perish at thy presence.

15 The heathen are sunk 4 For thou hast maintained down in the pit that they made : my right and my cause ; thou in the net which they hid is satest in the throne judging their own foot taken. right.

16 The LORD is known by the 5 Thou hast rebuked the hea- judgment which he executeth: then, thou hast destroyed the the wicked is snared in the wicked, thou hast put out their work of his own hands. Higname for ever and ever.

gaion. Selah. 6 O thou enemy! destructions 17 The wicked shall be turned are come to a perpetual end : into hell

, and all the nations and thou hast destroyed cities; that forget God. their memorial is perished with 18 For the needy shall not them.

always be forgotten: the ex7 But the LORD shall endure pectation of the poor shall not for ever: he hath prepared his perish for ever. throne for judgment.

19 Arise, O LORD; let not


David complaineth

of the wicked. man prevail: let the heathen catch the poor, when he drawbe judged in thy sight.

eth him into his net. 20 Put them in fear, O LORD: 10 He croucheth, and humthat the nations may know bleth himself, that the poor may themselves to be but men. Se- fall by his strong ones. lah.

11 He hath said in his heart,

God hath forgotten: he hideth i David complaineth to God of the outrages of his face; he will never see it.

the wicked : 12 he prayeth for redress : 16 he professeth his confidence.

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift THY standest thou afar up thine hand : forget not the

off, O LORD? why hi- humble. dest thou thyself in times of

13 Wherefore doth the wicktrouble?

ed contemn God? he hath said 2 The wicked in his pride doth in his heart, thou wilt not repersecute the poor: let them quire it. be taken in the devices that 14 Thou hast seen it; for thou they have imagined.

beholdest mischief and spite, to 3 For the wicked boasteth of requite it with thy hand: the his heart's desire, and blesseth poor committeth himself unto the covetous, whom the LORD thee; thou art the helper of the abhorreth.

fatherless. 4. The wicked, through the 15 Break thou the arm of the pride of his countenance, will wicked and the evil man: seek not seek after God: God is not out his wickedness till thou find in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are always griev- | 16 The LORD is King for ous ; thy judgments are far ever and ever: the heathen are above out of his sight: as for perished out of his land. all his enemies, he puffeth at

17 LORD, thou hast heard the them.

desire of the humble: thou wilt 6 He hath said in his heart, prepare their heart, thou wilt I shall not be moved: for I cause thine ear to hear: shall never be in adversity. 18 To judge the fatherless

7 His mouth is full of cursing and the oppressed, that the man and deceit and fraud : under his of the earth may no more optongue is mischief and vanity. press.

8 He sitteth in the lurkingplaces of the villages : in the 1 David encourageth himself in God against his secret places doth he murder

enemies. 4 The providence and justice of the innocent: his eyes are priv- To the chief Musician, A Psalm of ily set against the

poor. 9 He lieth in wait secretly as


N the LORD put I my trust: a lion in his den: he lieth in

how say ye to my soul, Flee wait to catch the poor: he doth I as a bird to your mountain ?





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